International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 31 Issue 5


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Process tracing change management: the reform of the Italian judiciary

Simone Busetti, Giancarlo Vecchi

In 2009, the Italian Government initiated a national programme to improve the management of judicial offices. Programme implementation has been patchy and unsatisfactory…

The role of uncertainty in performance information disclosure

Veronica Allegrini, Fabio Monteduro

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the environmental uncertainty faced by public administrations and their likelihood of disclosing…

Motives of mergers and acquisitions in the European public utilities: An empirical investigation of the wealth-anomaly

Sanjukta Brahma, Agyenim Boateng, Sardar Ahmad

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the motivation and post-merger operating performance (OP) of European utility sectors following mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Mayors’ leadership roles in direct participation processes – the case of community-owned wind farms

Franziska Wallmeier, Julia Thaler

The design of participation processes influences their effectiveness. In light of processes which include both mandated and non-mandated direct participation and take…

From theoretical concept to organizational tool for public sector improvement: Janus-faced social capital in a hospital department

Jette Ernst, Anette Lykke Hindhede, Vibeke Andersen

The purpose of this paper is to examine, first, how social capital was crafted and transformed from a theoretical concept to an organizational tool for public sector…

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